Egypt: Statement by the Spokesperson on the pardon of Patrick George Zaki and Mohamed El-Baqer

July 24, 2023
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We welcome the news of the Presidential pardon granted to human rights researcher Patrick George Zaki and human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer.


The European Union and its Member States have been closely engaged in both cases since Mr Zaki and Mr El-Baqer were detained. Their pardon is therefore a positive development for EU-Egypt relations. The EU will continue to work with Egypt to promote good governance and human rights, including through our bilateral cooperation.

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